So you bring your own bag to the grocery store, you carpool to work and are cutting down on your meat consumption. Looking for something more to shrink your personal carbon footprint? Changing the way you manage your money can actually help make your lifestyle more sustainable. … [Read more...] about Money talks: what’s yours saying about the environment?
Unfortunately, there’s one thing in the sea that’s bigger than whales: boats. And every once a while, a boat strikes a whale, causing serious injury or even death. To stop such tragedies from happening any longer, Washington State Ferries implemented a whale report alert system … [Read more...] about This new app could save whales in Puget Sound from boat strikes
Even if you haven’t heard of Unilever, chances are you still have used some of their products. The British-Dutch conglomerate is massive, with companies such as Ben & Jerry’s, Vaseline, and Dove under its belt. Considering its giant size, it was encouraging to hear that … [Read more...] about Dove and Vaseline producer Unilever announces plans to reduce plastic use by 2025
Last week we couldn’t resist publishing a story on Fat Bear Week: an entire week dedicated to the brown bears of Katmai National Park who have stuffed themselves as much as possible in preparation for the winter hibernation. To celebrate the amazing sight of giant, chubby bears … [Read more...] about Meet Holly, the glorious winner of this year’s Fat Bear Week
At the Optimist Daily, we’re here to bring you solutions. It’s what we do. But when we offer solutions, and they don’t pan out like they were expected to, we recognize the importance of relaying that information. Today we bring you one of those cases. Many cities in warmer … [Read more...] about Turns out painting the streets white doesn’t make cities cooler